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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2011  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 11
Mar qtr 11 to Jun qtr 11
Jun qtr 10 to Jun qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
19 172.4
-4.1
-12.2
Residential
11 527.0
-1.0
-2.5
Non-residential
7 693.0
-7.9
-23.1
Engineering
23 209.4
5.2
21.3
Total construction
42 531.4
1.1
3.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
19 060.8
-4.9
-14.6
Residential
11 351.3
-4.1
-7.6
Non-residential
7 709.5
-6.1
-23.2
Engineering
23 425.8
5.9
21.2
Total construction
42 486.6
0.7
2.0

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2008-09.

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrution work done Volume terms  Trend estimates

Value of building work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of building work done Volume terms  Trend estimates




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 1.1% in the June quarter 2011.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 0.7%, to $42,486.6m, in the June quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done fell 4.1% in the June quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 7.9% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 4.9%, to $19,060.8m, in the June quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 5.2% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 5.9%, to $23,425.8m, in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2011 23 November 2011
December 2011 29 February 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication provides an early indication of trends in building and engineering construction activity. The data are estimates based on a response rate of approximately 80% of the value of both building and engineering work done during the quarter. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat.no. 8762.0) on 5 October 2011 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 19 October 2011.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages, including the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and Social Housing Initiatives as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. Re-construction work, following the Queensland and Victorian floods in early 2011 may also have an impact. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 24 to 26 of the explanatory notes.


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